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Archive – April 2014

The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Nathan W. Eichelberger on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis.
Professors Adam Maloof and Frederick Simons will detail the lessons from their six year journey developing and refining their curriculum for turning Freshmen into scientists.
A reunion of former graduate students of the Princeton Geo department will be held Sept. 4 - 10, 2014. It will be based in Santa Fe, NM and will involve 4 full days of field trips to classic geology localities of northern NM.
Bess Ward, Princeton's William J. Sinclair Professor and Chair of the Department of Geosciences, is the recipient of the Theobald Smith Society (TSS) Waksman Honorary Lectureship Award. TSS is the New Jersey Branch, Region Two, of the American Society for Microbiology.
A decades-long debate over how nitrogen is removed from the ocean may now be settled by new findings from researchers at Princeton University and their collaborators at the University of Washington.
Prof. Daniel Sigman, co-author of the study "Iron Fertilization of the Sub-antarctic Ocean During the Last Ice Age" (, talks with Vancouver's CBC Radio One host Gregor Craigie on the scalability and viability of boosting salmon populations in coastal water off of British Columbia.
WHYY Radiotimes' Marty Moss-Coane talks with Michael Oppenheimer, who served on the IPCC II panel and is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs Princeton University, and Benjamin Horton, who served on the IPCC’s Physical Science Basis report from last fall and is Professor of Sea Level Research at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Science at Rutgers University. (Aired on Radiotimes with Marty Moss-Coane on April 1, 2014)
In support of GEO members of the Association of South Asians at Princeton (ASAP): An "Indian Classical Vocal Concert" on Sunday, April 6 starting at 4:30 p.m. at McCosh Hall, Rm 10 (top floor, early arrival suggested). Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra (Vocals), Pt. Ashis Sengupta (Tabla), and Shri Vyasmurthy Katti (Harmonium) will be appearing in concert.
Hosted by Princeton Undergraduate Geosciences Society (PUGS), the department has scheduled an open house starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 4th. Faculty and students will be available to greet Princeton students interested in the Geosciences. Afterwards, join PUGS for movie night with Prof. John Higgins at 6:30 p.m., Guyot 220.
Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Michael Oppenheimer (Geosciences/Woodrow Wilsons School/STEP/PEI/AOS), Michael Mann (Director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State), and Jeffrey Sachs (Director of the Earth Institute and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Columbia University) sit with acclaimed interviewer Charlie Rose to discuss real-time solutions on climate change repercussions.